Banned Books 2021 – Ready Player One

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.


The Hamilton (MI) school board established a book club, featuring some 70,000 books to encourage reading from grade 5 and up. However, a new materials-vetting committee and several district parents expressed concerns about material they believed was not age appropriate. Some books ended up at grade levels younger than the publisher’s classification. The superintendent said he would be hesitant to “ban” any books from the school, as that would be a “slippery slope” for the district. Ready Player One was called out as a problematic title.

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A Banned book has been removed from a library, classroom, etc.
A Challenged book has been requested to be removed from a library, classroom, etc.

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Ron Titus,

Last updated

September 9, 2021